The table below looks at the statistics for 3GPP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3GPP over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 414 422 413
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 11 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.047% 0.004% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.034% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 6
Average daily rate
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£395 - £381
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £450 £288
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +56.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +25.35%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3046 2919 2835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.98% 12.41% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1971 1810 1792
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 87 102
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -17.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

3GPP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3GPP Jobs Demand Trend in London

3GPP
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3GPP across the London region.

3GPP Daily Rate Trend in London

3GPP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3GPP across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

3GPP Daily Rate Histogram in London

3GPP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the London region.

3GPP Hourly Rate Trend in London

3GPP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3GPP within the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £300 -
City of London - 2 £648 -
3GPP
England

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing 3GPP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 3GPP.

1 10 (66.67%) Degree
2 7 (46.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (33.33%) 2G
3 5 (33.33%) SS7
3 5 (33.33%) SCCP
3 5 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (33.33%) C++
3 5 (33.33%) MySQL
3 5 (33.33%) STL
3 5 (33.33%) UNIX
3 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) POSIX
3 5 (33.33%) CDMA
3 5 (33.33%) 3G
3 5 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 5 (33.33%) LTE
3 5 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (33.33%) Tieto
3 5 (33.33%) Dialogic
4 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (20.00%) LDAP
5 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (20.00%) GSM
5 3 (20.00%) UMTS
5 3 (20.00%) DNS
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) Information Security
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) C

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing 3GPP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 3GPP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) CDMA
1 5 (33.33%) 3G
1 5 (33.33%) SS7
1 5 (33.33%) SCCP
1 5 (33.33%) 2G
1 5 (33.33%) LTE
2 3 (20.00%) VoLTE
2 3 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 3 (20.00%) RNC
2 3 (20.00%) SGSN
2 3 (20.00%) GSM
2 3 (20.00%) UMTS
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) LDAP
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) TETRA
3 1 (6.67%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) MySQL
1 5 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
General
1 7 (46.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms Developer
2 3 (20.00%) C++ Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Verification Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) DSP Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) STL
1 5 (33.33%) POSIX
1 5 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (13.33%) OpenID
2 2 (13.33%) OAuth
2 2 (13.33%) RESTful
2 2 (13.33%) SAML
2 2 (13.33%) OAuth2
3 1 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Cryptography
1 2 (13.33%) Statistics
2 1 (6.67%) Reference Data
2 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) UNIX
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (20.00%) Information Security
3 3 (20.00%) Data Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Analytics
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Data Mapping
4 2 (13.33%) ETL
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
5 1 (6.67%) Validation
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Signal Processing
5 1 (6.67%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) C
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Tieto
1 5 (33.33%) Dialogic
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco